Dissertation on Divine Justice

Author: Owen, John (1616-1683)

In A Dissertation on Divine Justice, John Owen provides his refutation of the teaching that God could pardon sin by a mere act of will, and without any satisfaction to his justice, that is, without any atonement. Owen has written extensively on the atonement before and, once again, his keen intellect and impressive argumentation can be seen here. Although A Dissertation on Divine Justice was originally a response to a theological movement called "Socinianism," it remains interesting today for its fascinating treatment of divine justice and the atonement.

Tim Perrine
CCEL Staff Writer